Coal Forge Made From An Old Gas Grill
First of all folks, sorry for the light posting lately. My son has really taken to his new passion of blacksmithing and welding. Hallelujah! Finally, something that gets him away from his computer, outside, working with hand tools and he loves it!
After successfully making a homemade propane coffee can forge, he wanted a bigger, more traditional coal forge. After watching some YouTube videos, we decided to rescue and re-purpose an old propane BBQ grill into a coal forge. The photo above is the progress so far.
Toady, we’re going to fill the bottom with refactory cement made of equal parts sand and plaster of paris. The same as we did with the propane coffee can forge. This will seal up any holes in the bottom and concentrate the head upwards. Then we’re going to drill a hole in the side, attach a metal pipe and attach a hair dryer to the pipe to act as a bellows.
I’ll post some more photos as we progress.
Again, sorry for the light posting, but I’m going all out to get him set up in his new venture!
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